Three days after Superstorm Sandy slammed the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, New York and New Jersey struggled to get back on their feet, the U.S. death toll climbed to more than 80, and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses were still without power. Here's a look at what happened to each state, along with other helpful tips.
>>Halloween: Moved to next Wednesday, according to The Huffington Post
>>Power outages: Peaked at 620,000 - but is now down to 345,000, according to the The Associated Press
>>Connecticut Light and Power crew: 400 employees, 1,080 outside linemen and tree crews from out of state. "The day after Irene, CL&P had only 300 outside workers in Connecticut," according to an article in the Register Citizen.
>>Flooded homes: "Malloy estimated Monday night that 'thousands' might be in homes surrounded by flood waters," according to The Huffington Post
>>Power outages: 500 - down from 45,000 earlier
>> Shelters: Closed
>>Governor lifted state of emergency, according to the The Associated Press
>>Power outages: 3,000
>>Snow: A foot in the Appalachian Kentucky, according to the The Associated Press
>>Power outages: 3,300 down from more than 90,000 earlier
>>Governor sent forests rangers to help in New York City
>> Transportation services: Amtrak's Downeaster in service, according to the The Associated Press
>>Highest rainfall: 12.49 inches, according to New Jersey News
>>Snow: 28 inches in Redhouse, MD, according to the Washington Post
>>Power outages: 47,345 down from 290,000, according to the Associated Press
In Washington D.C.
>>Metro: DC metro is working since 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to Smith Mountain Eagle
>>Wireless service: 90 percent operational, according to
>>School: Reopen on Wednesday, according to The Huffington Post
>>Schools: Many closed
>>Power outages: 19,500 down from 400,000, according to the The Associated Press
>>Power outages: 10,000 down from 154,000
>>Cargo ships: Resumes on the Great Lakes, according to the The Associated Press
>>Halloween: Postponed until Sunday
>>Power outages: 16,000 down from 210,000, according to the The Associated Press
>>Utility charges: Last week, Atlantic City Electric announced an increase rate by 3.44 for a typical residential customer, but that was "for rising costs of infrastructure maintenance and restoration costs associated with Hurricane Irene." Costs are expected to rise for Hurricane Sandy, according to Christian Science Monitor
>>Service stations: More than 80 percent closed from power outage and depleted fuel supplies.
>>School: Reopen on Wednesday except for Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools and Long Island schools. Monmouth University will remain closed until Nov. 5, according to The Huffington Post.
>>Nuclear reactors: Public service Enterrise Group's Salem 1 reactor, Salem County, New Jersey shut down when 4 out of 6 water circulating pumps became unavailable, The Examiner.
>>Highest rainfall: 11.67 in Wildwood Crest
Fastest wind gusts: 89 mph in Surf City, according to the
>>Boardwalks: Belmar, Seaside Heights and Atlantic City lost boardwalks - "It'll be a several-year process," said Jim Marino, president of Taylor Engineering, a company in Jacksonville, Fla., according to Business Week
>>Halloween: Rescheduled for Nov. 5, according to The Huffington Post
>>Power outages: 1.76 million, down from 2.7 million
>>The National Guard is delivering food and water to Hoboken, an area with flooding, according to The Associated Press
>>Zoo: All animals in the Bronx, Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens Zoo are all okay. No serious damage.
Service stations: Closed from power outage and depleted fuel supplies. Long Island and Staten Island have shortages, and Queens has long lines, according to The Huffington Post
>>Schools: Closed for the rest of the week, though teachers have to report to work on Friday
according to The Huffington Post
>>Subways: Partially opened
>>Power outages: 1.6 million, down from 2.2 million
>>Airlines: LaGuardia Airport prepared to open, other major airports have limited flights
>>Death: 30, according to the The Associated Press
>>Damages: Estimated at $20 billion, according to The New York Daily News
>>Nuclear reactors: "Constellation Energy Group's Nine Mile Point 1, near Oswego, New York, was automatically shut down when a lightening pole was blown over into electrical components," according to the Examiner.
Entergy Corp's Indian Point 3 reactor, New York City shutdown Monday Night when generators onsite and offsite were lost, according to
>>Rats: Rats have survived the storm and it's estimated that there are as many rats are there are humans. “In the coming weeks and months, health-care providers should have rat-borne diseases on their radars and potentially test for them," said Rick Ostfeld, of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Mellbrook, NY, to Businessweek.
>>911 phone calls: 10,000 calls every half hour came in calling about non-life-threatening emergencies. Others chose to go to SeeClickFix to report non-emergency problems.
>>Impact on companies: Functional companies that have been able to survive Sandy are those, like Ernst & Young - a large accounting and professional service, that have allowed work from home equipment was able to run like usual just by having employees work from home. According to the article only 2.5 percent of employees in the nation work exclusively from home, according to Telework Research Institute, Buisnessweek
>>Fire: In Breezy Point - the Queens beachfront gateway had a fire that burned more than 100 homes
>>Hospitals: NYU Langone Medical Center transferred 300 patients - including 20 infants in neo-natal intensive care.
>>Power outage: 270,000 in Manhattan without power. 115,000 in Staten Island and Queens, about 90,000 in Brooklyn and 50,000 in the Bronx, according to New York Daily News
>>Oil refineries on the East Coast: 70 percent shut down
>>Retail and restaurants: Sears Holdings Corp., closed 187 stores Monday by Tuesday 80 stores - which includes Kmart and Sears was still closed; Walmart was hoping to open 168 stores it closed; Darden Restaurants - which has Olive Garden and Red Lobster in its industry had about 160 of the 260 restaurnts opened that it had closed on Monday. It's estimated that retailers and restaurants could loose $25 billion in sales this week.
>>Wireless service: More than 80 percent operational
>>Cell sites: In New York City cell sites are smaller because they have to serve more customers per square mile. So if cell service isn't working on one block, move to another block and it might be working perfectly.
If the cell sites are overloaded with customers, it might not be able to function properly.
Wireless information according to, CNET
>>Documented rescues: 14 of the 16 crew members of HMS Bounty, a replica tall ship was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, according to
>>Power outages: Mostly restored, according to the The Associated Press
>>Halloween: Some are postponing festivities until the weekend in Cleveland, according to The Huffington Post
>>Roads: Major roads closed near Lake Erie, because of flooding
>>Power outages: 100,000 down from more than 250,000, according to the The Associated Press
>>Halloween: Some are postponing festivities until the weekend in Pittsburgh, according to The Huffington Post
>> Power outages: 525,000 down from 1.2. million
Wind, flooding, closed roads, according to the The Associated Press
>>School: Reopen on Wednesday, according to The Huffington Post
>>Power outages: 25,000 down from 122,000
>>Schools: Some reopened
>>Homes: Residents may not be able to return for days in coastal communities, according to The Associated Press
>>Snow: 34 inches in Mount Le Conte, Tenn., according to the New York Daily News
>>Halloween: Canceled for many until Nov. 7, but for others like Chester, Vermont voiced complaints and will be having it on Oct. 31.
>>Transportation services: Amtrak working on restoring service
>>Power outages: Mostly restored
>>Schools: Closed, according to The Associated Press
>>Power outages: 9,300, down from 180,00
>>Deaths: 2, according to The Associated Press
>>Roads: 280 closed (mostly secondary roads) from flooding and downed trees; Interstates routs in SW VA have snow and ice patches; 100 light signals not functioning
Information provided by: Smith Mountain Eagle
>>Power: 154,000, down from 271,000
>>Died: 6, according to The Associated Press
>>Snow: 28 inches in Davis, W.VA and 28 of the 55 counties were hit by snowfall, Claimed to have an Alaskan type blizzard, according to the WTRF News
>>Collapsed buildings: Eight buildings in Nicolas County - including an apartment complex and three homes collapsed from the weight of the snow.
From the power companies in Wisconsin:
>>We Energies restored to about 500 customers that were hit by strong winds. 25 employees were sent to help Detroit.
>>Wisconson Power and Light of Madison plans on sending 30 employees for 2 weeks to upstate NY
Xcel Engergy of Eau Claire: sent 8 employees East.
>>Wisconsin Public Service will send 20 line technicians and 3 support staff to Connecticut, that will leave this morning, according to WTAQ news
>>Flooding: 4,000 sandbags were issued for possible flooding from Lake Michigan at Pleasant Prairie. Waves only reached 10 feet instead of the expected 14 to 18 feet, according to Green Bay Press Gazette.
Cloud safety: The hurricane has tested how safe "cloud" is - so far no reports of data lost, but some may come in weeks or months later, according to The Examiner.
U.S. Economy: "Hurricane Sandy may cost the US economy anywhere from $30 billion to $50 billion, according to preliminary assessments. A big portion of that bill will be paid by utilities as they scramble to repair downed lines and restore power to millions of customers." And that means higher utility bills later down the road, according to Christian Science Monitor.
>>Have more than one method of communication, such as one item on the grid and one item off the grid, according to The Examiner.
>>Head to gyms for needs - water bottles, showers, charge phone, according to
The Huffington Post
>>Cell phone information:
Some carriers have back up power- such as Sprint that should last for 48 to 72 hours. But sometimes even that will still fail, especially if flooding damaged the power supplies. Or after the generators and back-up batteries run out of fuel then usage in cell sites won't function.
Service recovery will depend on the service carrier.
Even in harder hit areas the Northeast is 94 percent up and running.
Conserving battery power on cell phone by turning off extra applications and dimming the light on the phone. Also, texting will preserve battery power better than making phone calls.
Wireless information according to, CNET